All events until the end of June are cancelled or postponed, including Aldeburgh Festival, and the shops and cafes are temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The site at Snape Maltings is still open for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and expansive natural environment of the River Alde estuary. More info

CANCELLED: Anna Lapwood

Friday 26 June 3pm (ends approx. 4.10pm, no interval)

From £5.00 to £20.00

Orford Church

In the light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, it is with enormous sadness that we have to cancel the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival.

In these difficult times, our critical focus remains maintaining our vital work supporting artists and communities, and we rely on ticket sales and philanthropy to deliver the majority of this wide-ranging activity. We are living in uncertain times, but we know that music and the arts has the power to make positive change in people’s lives. When we emerge from this lockdown period, this mission will be more important than ever.

If you can, we’d be enormously grateful if you would make a donation to our vital work, which makes a deeply positive impact on thousands of lives every year. Together, we can combat the lasting impact of this virus by bringing the joy of music into people’s lives once again.

All of us at Snape Maltings thank you for your generous support during this uncertain time and wish you and those closest to you strength for the days to come.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Snape again soon.



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The distinguished organist, conductor and broadcaster makes her Aldeburgh Festival debut on the newly installed Peter Collins organ in Orford, Anna Lapwood presents an intriguing programme which, at its heart, reveals little-known organ music by Britten.

The sequence of music celebrates 20th century composers’ affection for output from earlier generations, before ending in a blaze of Edwardian splendour.

Anna Lapwood organ

Patrick Gowers Occasional Trumpet Voluntary 3’
Tippett Preludio a Monteverdi Vespers 4’
Vittoria Ecce Sacerdos Magnus 2’
Britten Prelude & Fugue on a theme of Vittoria 8’
Britten arr. Lapwood Four Sea Interludes iii. Moonlight 4’
Britten Voluntary on Tallis’s Lamentation 3’
Tallis Lamentation 1’
Britten Prelude to They Walk Alone 3’
Frescobaldi Ricercare Cromatica 4’
Ligeti Ommagio a Frescobaldi 4’
Britten Village Organists’ Piece 3’
Elgar arr. Brewer Prelude & Angel’s Farewell (Gerontius) 15’
Elgar arr. Lemare Pomp & Circumstance March no. 1 7’